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The Rape of Logic

© Jen Sorensen Even many people who are “pro-life” carve out exceptions for rape and incest, not to mention if the health of the mother is threatened. But not the Helms Act, which makes no exceptions. And that’s what leads to this incredibly stupid situation. We condemn radical Islamists because some of them treat women […]

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Real Civics Lesson?

It sounded like a good idea to take fourth graders to their state legislature to observe how democracy works. In the spirit of learning by doing, students drafted a bill to learn the process of how a bill becomes law. They proposed House Bill 373, an act establishing the Red Tail Hawk as the New […]

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First Orders of Business

So what did the new Republican-controlled Congress decide was their first order of business this week? On their very first day, they decided that the most important thing to do was attack Social Security. But they did it in a sneaky and underhanded way. The House passed a new rule that, as the LA Times […]

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The Fall of Abortion?

An article in The Atlantic points out something interesting. The abortion rate has been falling dramatically for the last 40 years, after rising sharply in the 1970s (after Roe v. Wade legalized it in 1973). You might think that this is because of improved access to birth control, but there is almost no evidence to […]

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Guns N Roses

US District Judge Myron Thompson ruled yesterday that a 2013 Alabama state abortion clinic law is unconstitutional. Thompson ruled that the law’s requirement that abortion doctors have admitting privileges at hospitals in the same metropolitan area where they do abortions is an undue burden on womens’ right to abortions, because it would force the closing […]

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The Best way to Reduce Abortion

The state of Colorado has been offering free birth control to low-income women for over five years. The results? Their teen birth rate dropped 40%. According to the governor, “This initiative has saved Colorado millions of dollars. But more importantly, it has helped thousands of young Colorado women continue their education, pursue their professional goals […]

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If My Vagina Shot Bullets

Helen Philpot of Margaret and Helen tells it like it is. Here’s a few quotes to get you to go read the whole rant: Margaret, if my vagina could shoot bullets it would have fewer regulations on it. Plus, it would be easier to conceal from idiot politicians like Rick Perry and John Kasich. And […]

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Cognitive Dissonance

© Derf What is amazingly ironic is that the Republican Congressman who said that we know that fetuses can feel pain because they masturbate in the womb … is an OB/GYN.

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How to Value Life and Protect Women?

Texas Governor Rick Perry calls another 30 day special session of the Texas Legislature so they can have another shot at passing their anti-abortion bill that barely missed the deadline earlier this week. Perry says “Texans value life and want to protect women and the unborn.” Meanwhile, the State of Texas put Kimberly McCarthy to […]

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A New Hope

What an interesting day. It started, in the wee hours of the night, with an amazing scene in the Texas legislature over a bill that would have closed almost all the abortion clinics in Texas. A thirteen hour filibuster by State Senator Wendy Davis (where she not allowed to eat or even go to the […]

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Have Republicans Lost the Culture Wars?

For years, Republicans have energized their base by backing hot-button social and class issues like gay marriage, immigration, gun control, and abortion. So it is interesting to realize how much public opinion has changed on these issues. Is it in spite of Republican opposition and pandering, or perhaps because of it? Welcome to the new […]

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Dialog

© Jack Ohman So what is the GOP doing? Repairing the economy? Reducing the deficit? Well, Actually No. Rand Paul introduces his “Life at Conception” act, which declares that life begins at conception, making abortion murder (so should that be punishable by the death penalty?). And failed VP candidate Paul Ryan introduces a budget that […]

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An Armed Fetus is a Safe Fetus!

Apparently this is a common meme! © Vince Yanez It is even spreading across the big water, thanks to the efforts of Jesus’ General: © Jesus’ General I’m rather proud of this sonogram, I developed the pistol the little fetus-American is holding. It was part of my effort to ensure that all Americans have an […]

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Ad placement

I’m still shaking my head about this one. Can’t decide if it was intentional or accidental.

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Aborted Stance

Does anyone know where Mitt Romney actually stands on abortion and choice? It seems to change every day. Last week, Romney told an Iowa newspaper that abortion legislation would not be part of his agenda if elected. “There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda.” […]

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